Staff Recognitions

The Board of Directors have recognized the following Classified Employees of the Month.

DECEMBER - the Transportation Department for their contributions to our students and community with their "Fill the Bus" food drive campaign.  A few of the drivers, mechanics, and office staff were available for the photo.

 

 

 

Judi BrownBrian MayAt the November 15th board meeting the Board of Directors recognized employees Judi Brown, Classified Employee of the Month for October and Brian May as the Teacher of the Month for October.  Ms. Brown works at Stanwood Elementary in the support center and was nominated for the award by Patty Maynick, who read her nomination.  Mr. May teaches history and social studies at Stanwood Middle School, and was nominated by Cammy Carlson, Sam Smothermon and students Jackson Houston and Dominick Maxwell.  Congratulations to our employees!

The awards are sponsored by Umpqua Bank in partnership with Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.

If you would like to nominate a teacher or classified employee (food services, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, paraeducators, maintenance/grounds staff) please complete the nomination form by November 30th.

Congratulations to Chris Oldow (left), Lead Custodian, at Twin City Elementary and Audrie Harrington (right),Language Arts/LeadershipTeacher, at Port Susan Middle School, for being selected as the employees of the month for September.

  The Board of Directors recognized Chris and Audrie at the October 18th Board Meeting.  The Classified Employee of the Month and Teacher of the Month awards are sponsored by Umpqua Bank in partnership with Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.

To nominate an employee for the month of October, click on the following link:  Employee Nomination

 

The Board of Directors will recognize the Classified Employee of the Month (March), Roseann Lindell, Stanwood High School Lead Cook, and the Teacher of the Month (March), Riita Dunning, Utsalady Elementary 1st Grade Teacher, at the Regular Board Meeting, April 19, 2016.  The meeting is held in the Administration & Resource Center Boardroom at 7:00 PM.  The public is invited to attend.

Other awards will be given to the Cedarhome Elementary and Utsalady Elementary Shining Stars and Volunteers.

          

    Pictured (left) Roseann Lindell and (right) Riita Dunning

The Board of Directors recognizes the Classified Employees and Teachers of the Month at the second board meeting of the month, September through March.  Below are the recipients from October through January.  To read their nominations, click on the names of the employees.  

Do you know of a classified employee or teacher worthy of recognition?  Please write a nomination by clicking on this link:  Employee Nomination.  It's that easy!

 

 

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

 

CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES

 

OCTOBER

 

Lisa Dean
Stanwood High School ASSIST

 

Margaret Olson
SHS Career & Technical Education

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

Shannon Austin
Stanwood Middle School 6th grade

 

DECEMBER

 

Thumbelina Warriax
Port Susan Middle School
Food Services

 

Pam Allen
Utsalady Elementary 4th grade

 

JANUARY

 

Sabrina Warren
Traffic Safety Coordinator/Instructor

 

Mark Wayland & Nate Hanson
Technology Teachers on Special Assignment

Bryan Olsen, Stanwood High School History Teacher The Board of Directors recognized Annie Houk as the Classified Employee of the Month and Bryan Olsen as the Teacher of the Month for September 2015 at the October 20th regular board meeting.   

Annie Houk has worked for the Stanwood-Camano School District for 26 years!  She began her career at Stanwood Middle School supervising the playground and for 7 years was a clerical aide before becoming a secretary for 3 years.  In 2000 she was hired as the secretary at Stanwood Elementary where she has worked for the past 15 years.  Annie was nominated by Debbie Carr, parent and volunteer.

Bryan Olsen has taught history at Stanwood High School for the past 8 years.  He also advises History Day and Link Crew and has been active on the Building Leadership Team and was the previous Chess Team Advisor.  Bryan's nominations were written by Ella Blackwood, teacher and parent, and Robin Blackwood, former student.

To read their nominations click on the following links:   Annie Houk or Bryan Olsen .

Do you know of a classified employee or teacher worthy of recognition?  Please write a nomination by clicking on this link:  Employee Nomination.  It's that easy!

The Board of Directors publicly recognizes the Classified Employee of the Month and Teacher of the Month at the second regular board meeting a month, throughout the year.  The following employees were nominated and received the award for their outstanding contributions and dedication to our students and community.  To read the nominations, please click the person's name.  Also, if you wish to make a nomination, click Employee Nominations.  December nominations are due by January 5th.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH

September:
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  Chuck Kippenhan, Lead Custodian at Lincoln Hill High/Lincoln Academy

October:
CEMOlson201415  Rona Olson, Secretary at Port Susan Middle School

November:
CEMNovEnquist201415   Sue Enquist, Office Manager at Saratoga School


TEACHERS OF THE MONTH

September:
TOMSeptMerrit201415   Kris Merritt, Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts at Stanwood High School

October:
TOMBirkOct201415  Judy Birk, Librarian at Twin City Elementary

November:  
TOMNovRockwood201415  Michelle Rockwood, Band and Choir at Stanwood Middle School

 

 

toy ken sims 5-20-14 edit.jpgcey lynne donovan 5-20-14edit.jpg Ken Sims (left) and Lynne Donovan (right) was selected as the Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year for the 2013-14 school year.  The Board of Directors formally recognized them at the regular board meeting May 20, 2014.

The Board also honored the following retirees for their service to education:

Certificated Staff:  Judy Alexander, Therese Follette, Linda Littlefield, Marianne McGarry-Bloom, Kathryn Mietus, Katherine Norris, Delores Osterhaus, Robin Ringland, Vivian Schnaar, Karol Steele, Brenda Taylor, and Kathleen Tredo.

Classified Staff:  Edwin Bentley, Naomi Carlson, Carol Covert, David Diaz, Doug Durand, Victor Loverro, Gail Olsen, Eva Pedersen, and Alan Robb.

The public is invited to attend.

cem january lhhs norman.jpg Debbie Norman (left) and Karol Steele (right) were tom january shs steele 3-18-14.jpgsurprised and honored to be named January’s Classified Employee of the Month and Teacher of the Month, respectively. The Board of Directors will publicly recognize Debbie and Karol at the March 18th board meeting.

The Board of Directors publicly recognizes teachers and classified staff throughout the year for their dedication, commitment, and service to our students and community. 


To view the employee award recipients, please click on "read more."

 

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The Board of Directors recognized Keli Niegemann (left) as Teacher of the Month and Diana Kempf (right) as Classified Employee of the Month at the October 15th board meeting.


The Board of Dretireees awards 5-21-13.jpgirectors recognized the 2013 staff retirees and awarded the Classified Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year Awards at the May 21, 2013 board meeting.  Pictured from left to right are:  Katie Farrey, D. Scott Knight, Robin Bradley, Peggy Davidsmeyer, Jonathan Bletscher, Lindy Phillips, Jeff Epright, and Ginger Pranghofer.

cem janu 2013 forslunds.jpgThe Board of Directors recognized January's tom jan 2013 blom, kurt.jpgClassified Employees of the Month, Isaac Forslund and Gary Forslund (left) and Teacher of the Month, Kurt Blom (right), at the February 19th board meeting.

cem dec epright1-15-13 .jpgtom craig kelley dec. 1-15-13edit.jpgThe Board of Directors recognized the District’s Bus Drivers as the Classified Employees of the Month for December and Craig Kelley (pictured on right) December’s Teacher of the Month at the January 15th board meeting. 


cem nov breda 12-18-12.jpgtom van belle nov 12-18-12.jpgThe Board of Directors recognized Darla Breda (left) as the Classified Employee of the Month and Colleen Van Belle (right) as the Teacher of the Month at the December 18th board meeting. 

tom assist 11-20-12 edit.jpgBobbi Lemme and Madonna Konshuk cem lhhs cutforth, cindy 12-6-12.jpg
(pictured left to right), were recognized as the Teachers of the Month for October at the Board of Directors meeting November 20th.  Bobbi (unable to attend) and Madonna teach the Active Student Support for Independence, Skills and Transition (ASSIST) program at Stanwood High School.

Cindy Cutforth (pictured far right) was selected as the Classified Employee of the Month for October.  Cindy is the Office Manager at Lincoln Hill High School and Lincoln Academy.  Due to a conflict, Cindy's recognition has been rescheduled to the December 4th board meeting.

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The Board of Directors recognized employees Sharon Hanson, Twin City Elementary Title I paraeducator (left), as the Classified Employee of the Month and Joan Campbell, Port Susan Middle School mathematics teacher (right), as the Teacher of the Month at the regular Board meeting October 16, 2012.

toy jennifer booth 6-19-12 .jpgJennifer Booth (pictured in red) was recognized as the Teacher of the Year by the Board of Directors, family, friends, co-workers, and students, at the June 19th board meeting.

cey 6-5-12 .jpgKathy Buckingham, Elger Bay Elementary Paraeducator, was named Classified Employee of the Year 2011-12.  Kathy is pictured (center) surrounded by students on the playground after the surprise announcement during her scheduled assisgnment.  Students and staff joined her during their lunches to celebrate her award.  The Board of Directors recognized her at the June 5th board meeting.

retirees 2011.jpgOn May 17th the Board of Directors recognized three classified employees and eight teachers on their retirement from the Stanwood-Camano School District.  (Pictured from left:  Eloise Zelk, Vicki Rensink, Jon Evavold, Jackie Ford, Penny Buse, Kim Hayes, Joanne Stone, and Gale Forrest.  Unable to attend was Jacque Burkhalter, Margaret Hoiby and Bert Carlson.)

Dr. Linda Littlefield, Executive Director of Human Resources, honored the retirees with heartfelt tributes recognizing their combined total of 289 years of service.  Please read further for the condensed version of Dr. Littlefield’s tributes.

cem april2.jpgStanwood Elementary's office staff, Ruth Turner and Annie Houk, received the Classified Employee of the Month award for April 2010.  These two exceptional ladies have worked for the Stanwood-Camano School District for 45 years total.  Ruth has twenty-five years of service and Annie has twenty years.  The Board of Directors celebrated their award at the April 20th board meeting.